Winter is descending rapidly. The biting cold weather is returning. Like a bunch of Madrid players in Kiev, sports stars are going to have to layer up. We look at the many ingenious measures sports stars have adopted to shut out the cold…
The Full Body Snood
The bulk of Dublin's AIG sponsorship money has already been blown on buying in snoods for Michael Darragh MacAuley.
The Ice Hockey Goalie
Ice hockey goalkeepers have long sacraficed mobility for girth and warmth. This bulky get up is reputedly for protecting them as their is a rock-hard puck whizzing at them nearly non-stop for an hour. But a notable side-effect is that all these layers and padding will keep them warm on the ice.
The Blind Man and Curtains Look
John Daly opts to go for the 'blind man wearing a pair of curtains on their legs' look so often favoured by golfers during the winter.
The Fleece and Tablecloth Look
And Daly drew inspiration for these trousers from a table cloth he saw in a cafe once.
Nathan White models the inventive half-balaclava. This is a snug but also highly intimidating bit of winter wear.
The Wear A Triathlon Suit Underneath Look
This trend has become popular in American Football ever since Tom Brady adopted it year ago. Employed whenever the snow comes sprinkling down.
French goalkeeper Bernard Lama liberated a generation of goalies by showing that shorts were not the only option with this iconic (and unfeasibly comfy looking) black tracksuit and prominent white socks combo
The Sleeves Out Look
Jesper Blomqvist liked to protect his hands by extending his sleeves. He would then expertly cut two holes in his shirt allowing him to slip his thumb in there. The whole ensemble made him look like a 12 year old slip of a lad darting down the pitch. His tongue was frequently out aswel
The Blanket Defence
This dashing ensemble was put together by the Montpellier bench while watching their teammates take on Connacht.
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